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Wow, it’s so difficult to hear an extreme metal band from Japan, and mostly from the 80s…they are quite good even if sometimes are a bit too chaotic in their way of playing a raw thrash/death metal. Their influences can be found in groups like the first Kreator or Slayer with simple songs structures and fast riffs. The production is quite good even if it’s not sufficient for the guitars parts but OK for the drum sound, with the snare on the first place.
“Infinite Pain” is very fast with lots of chorus during the refrain. Too many in my opinion, resulting a bit boring. The mid paced parts can be found in the central break, with lots of solos in tremolo picking style, not so melodic or technical. The rest is on raw Cryptic Slaughter style up tempo. The vocals are raw and voluntary rough.
The following “Chain Gang” doesn’t invent anything but it’s a quite good mid paced song with sudden restarts, far less chaotic than the previous one. There are simple palm muting parts and fast solos. “No More Slaughter” is totally different from the other ones, with lots of galloping riffs and more mature structures! Very good…Even the solos now fit better in this sound and the drummer is far more technical. “Low Intensity Warfare” is definitely another excellent song with a great impact under mature and surpringsly more complicated parts.
This demo is basically divided in two parts; the first one more chaotic and boring and the second one, more technical and structured. I preferred the second one, and thanks to it the rated has increased a lot. Without, it would have been too low.
Casbah one of the greatest thrash bands from Japan really win me over with this demo. Sounding very strong on this one the thrashing and moshing is very much intact. The demo starts on a very fast and furious ripper simply titled Infinite Pain. The drummer is incredibly talented for the speed and itsn't slopie at all. Next up is Chaing Gang my personal favorite on the tape and really shows Casbah as the best Japan had to offer. Using odd timing riffs, a very heavy sounding snar, great backing vocals that make any Exodus fan cringe and a heavy ass bass sound only accomplished by some. The other two tracks on the album are kinda a dissapointment bringing me to give the album a 75 rather then a higher number. Casbah sounds like a little Bulldozer IX era and old Kreator and Venom so any fan of this genre or the bands mentioned would do know harm on tracking this down.